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Cubert "Snapshot" Real-Time Hyperspectral Imaging Spectrometers

Cubert Hyperspectral Imager

Cubert UHD 185 & 285 Hyperspectral Cameras

The Cubert UHD 185 and 285 are ultra lightweight, real-time imaging spectrometers for the VNIR band (450-950nm). Key features include:

  • High speed, "snapshot" hyperspectral imager in the VNIR range (450-950 nm)
  • Portable due to ultra-lightweight design (470g - UHD 185)
  • Simple with no need for IMU and robust (no moving parts inside)
  • Ideally suited for mobile spectral mapping applications

High Speed, Real-Time Spectral Imaging

The pioneering Cubert UHD 185 and 285 are the first-of-their-kind, full frame, non-scanning, real-time imaging spectrometers. The technology combines the simplicity of a point-and-shoot camera with the precision of hyperspectral imaging. With every frame, the cameras captures a complete 3-dimensional hyperspectral cube with 1 megapixel image resolution, 138 spectral bands and 2500 unique spectra.

The UHD 185 and 285 use a unique technology which establishes a fair balance between spatial and spectral resolution. The result is an imaging spectrometer with no need for scanning (so-called "push-broom" technology) or image combination after fast filter shifts. Cubert's technology provides clean hyperspectral images out of the box without any moving parts. In combination with an industrial-grade processing unit for on air-data storage and ground communication, a ready-to-fly weight of 840g is achieved.


  • Smart control suite for hyperspectral cameras with Cube-Ware Software
  • Wifi remote control of all parameters and real time preview on the ground
  • Real time hyperspectral mapping
  • Easy georeferencing and geocoding using ground based references (GCP) - no IMU needed
  • Hyperspectral video with up to 30 frames per second
  • Automated image processing to calculate hyperspectral indices (preinstalled and adaptable index library)

Enhanced Performance Cubert UHD 285

As well as the ultra-lightweight UHD 185, the Cubert UHD 285 imaging spectrometer for outdoor (hand held) and laboratory measurements is availble. The higher, 14-bit radiometric resolution of the UHD 285 enhances the ability to discriminate between small spectral differences. The UHD 285 is also housed in a rugged and waterproof enclosure (certified to CE and IP67) which extends the range of possible applications.

  UHD 285 UHD 185
Channels  125 125
Spectra  2,500 2,500
Cube Resolution  50x50x125ch 50x50x125ch
Spectral Resolution  4nm 4nm
Sensor Resolution  2mp 2mp
Cube rate  Up to 20 cubes/sec Up to 5 cubes/sec
Digitisation  14-bits 12-bits
Weight  2.9kg 470g



Cubert hyperspectral cameras are a game changer – they realise the ideal of real-time, high speed spectral imaging in applications such as forensics, healthcare & medical imaging, food science and in UAV aerial mapping for agriculture, geology & defence. Typical applications are listed below, please also view our application videos (see box to right). Pro-Lite is pleased to perform demonstrations.

  • Remote sensing - especially UAV applications
  • Archeology
  • Agriculture
  • Vegetation monitoring
  • Hyperspectral stereo photogrammetry
  • 3D-hyperspectral surface models
  • Spectral mobile mapping
  • Process control
  • Food production
  • Colour industry
  • Microscopic applications
  • Biological and medical applications
  • Chemical imaging
  • Water spectroscopy
  • Ground-truthing and field spectroscopy
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